The General Council on Finance and Administration works with organizations that provide vital services The United Methodist Church, whether it is directly to local churches or to large Foundations serving as stewards of denominational resources.
The United Methodist Church Foundation has been the church’s institutional investment manager since 2000. The Foundation believes that the future of The United Methodist Church lies in creating vital congregations that are actively glorifying God, making disciples of Jesus Christ and transforming the world. Through a proven investment platform, The Foundation serves their partners by offering them the ability to grow their funds. The Foundation prides itself on responsible investment strategies with a personal touch. Everything they do is focused on strengthening The United Methodist Church for today, tomorrow, and every day after.
United Methodist Insurance (UMI) is a non-profit, captive insurance company started by the General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church (GCFA). The ministry of United Methodist Insurance is to protect the people and property of The United Methodist Church. It accomplishes this ministry by assisting in a financially responsible way while providing access to the broadest coverage available.
The Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) provides administrative professionals a supportive base to promote individual growth, professional development, continuing education and spiritual enrichment. PAUMCS offers certification programs to administrative professionals who provide critical support throughout the denomination and are a vital link for the connection.
The Academy of Church Business Administration (ACBA), hosted by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), is held in Nashville, TN each year in June. Formerly called the National Institute on Church Finance and Administration, the ACBA delivers the high-quality education and certification program that church business administrators have come to expect.
The National Association of Commissions on Equitable Compensation (NACEC), affiliated with the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), serves, guides, and supports the work of Commissions on Equitable Compensation in each annual conference of The United Methodist Church. Each quadrennium the NACEC revises and produces the "Guidelines: A Manual for Conference Commissions," and sponsors a national training event for commission members, district superintendents, and conference treasurers. In concert with GCFA, the Association also provides bi-annual regional training workshops for new commission members.
The General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church, consisting of voting delegates from regional conferences around the world. The assembly normally meets once every four years to consider revisions to church law, as well as to adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues.
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